Paul Gray, Ph.D.

Vice Chairman


Dr. Gray is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. He served as interim president of the foundation in 2014.

Paul Gray, Ph.D.


Paul R. Gray is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His research has focused on bipolar and MOS circuit design, electro-thermal interactions in integrated circuits, device modeling, telecommunications circuits and analog-digital interfaces in VLSI systems. At Berkeley he held several administrative posts, including Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory (1985-86), Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (1990-93), Dean of the College of Engineering (1996-2000), and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (2000-2006).

Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, Gray was with Fairchild Semiconductor’s Research and Development Laboratory from 1969 to 1971. During industrial leaves of absence from his faculty posts, Gray served as Project Manager for Telecommunications Filters at Intel Corporation (1977-1978), and Director of CMOS Design Engineering at Microlinear Corporation (1984-85).

Gray is a member and former Councillor of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE. He has published four books, including a widely used college textbook on analog integrated circuits, and is author or co-author of 14 patents. Gray has received several awards, including the IEEE Solid-State Circuits award (1994), the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal (2004) and the ASEE Benjamin Garver Lamme Award (2005), and the IEEE Robert Noyce Medal (2008). He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Bucharest in Romania (1999) and from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (2006).

Gray served as Interim President of the foundation from February to December, 2014.

Gray was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and received his BS (1963), MS (1965) and PhD (1969) degrees from the University of Arizona. He is married and has two sons.